Video: Price earns NHL’s top honour

Canadiens’ Carey Price robs Hurricanes’ Chad LaRose Saturday night. John Kenney, The Gazette

• See John Kenney’s audio/video slideshow of The Save here

Canadiens goaltender Carey Price was named the NHL’s first star of the week. Price won all three of his starts last week, allowing only three goals and posting a 2-0 shutout over the Vancouver Canucks.

Price posted a goals-against average of 1.00 with a .970 save percentage as the Canadiens (11-5-1) widened their lead in the Northeast Division to four points.

The Canadiens goaltender improved to 10-5-1 with a 2.18 GAA with a .923 save percentage and two shutouts in 16 appearances this season.

Penguins’ Sidney Crosby and the Capitals’ Alexander Semin were the second and third stars.


  1. citizenSanto says:

    not to mention hackneyed.


    Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.
    — Augustine of Hippo

  2. VancouverHab says:

    Don has been an unremitting booster of Carey Price since Juniors.

  3. VancouverHab says:

    Uhhm….It’s called a ‘cliché’….

  4. habinypsi says:

    Plus their backup west team the flames haven’t been that good either.

  5. HardHabits says:

    Ah, I get it. Maybe a little second thought here. It is not a bad idea. If the extra minutes can be spread around the forwards I can see it working, as long as Plex doesn’t get burnt out. I still prefer rolling 4 lines.

  6. Propwash says:

    I read in Yahoo sports that PK called that save “disgusting”

  7. habaddict_andy says:

    That is a helluva metaphore.


    Scott Gomez to Montreal Media “You’re a pain in the neck, but you’re our pain in the neck.”

  8. longtimehabsfan says:

    Just had one last Wednesday.

  9. drivefor25 says:

    That would be cruelty to animals…the poor puppy wouldn’t stand a chance. On a happier note…way to go, Carey! Never doubted you.


    Fan since ’71.

  10. Mike D says:

    In all fairness, those Cherry comments weren’t an insult to Price.  They were more so an insult at our fans for booing him and basically saying the kid won’t make any progress or reach his potential with the added pressure of being boo’ed at home.  He was essentially saying that Price won’t be able to find success with Montreal fans being down his throat for every goal he lets in (which did happen).  Had Carey not shown the tremendous growth he has – which is an AMAZING accomplishment considering a lot of fans disliked him even more after Halak got traded and worthy of more credit than words justify – Don’s comments may have just been 100% correct.  If Carey hadn’t got off to such a solid start to the season, who knows where his game/head might be right now.  Thank God it went the other way!

    I’m not a fan of Don’s cuz he has definitely spouted his share of negativity towards our team (as well as some undeserved positives about the Leafs), but the comments you are speaking about are not at all a sleight on our ‘tender.

    To be honest, Don has been a promoter of Price every time he mentions him (at least that I can remember).

    – Honestly yours

  11. habfan53 says:

    Exactly what I posted a couple of hours ago. It makes the most sense. It does look like we are in a panic whuch we are not. ANNND we can evaluate our young talent.

  12. krob1000 says:

    I don’t think I made myself clear…I DO NOT WANT THE 7TH DMAN PLAYING FORWARD (there…that is pretty clear lol).  We have Lapierre, Pyatt, Cammi, all capable of playing center occasionally…we have Pleks, Halpern, Eller and Gomez who are all two way responsible centers….what I am saying is that one of those guys can fill in and play with the other two guys… DMAN forwards…just 7 dmen.   We have a young team up front..on the back end…quite the opposite. We have plenty of natural centers and guys that can collectively eat the minutes.  I don’t see enough dmen to split the minutes amongst as Spatch, Hammer and Gill are all a little long in the tooth and may benefit from the reduced minutes….Picard is just coming from the pressbox …the forwards , some of whom may not get enough time as it is could use them…I think that is where the extra time should go…I don’t see how it doesn’t benefit the team honestly.

  13. krob1000 says:

    IF Jay Bouwmeester, Mark Streit, a dinosaur aged Scott Niedermayer last year, Joni Pitkanen,etc …can ll play more than 25 minutes a can PK Subban.

  14. HardHabits says:

    If that’s the case I would think Weber should’ve been playing part-time as a forward in Hamilton as a 7th D to get some practice for the role. I am not so sure I like that though. I am a firm believer in rolling four lines and having 3 pairs of defensemen. I would prefer bringing some-one up and platooning Hammer and Spacek, to give them a rest every so often.

  15. careyprice says:

    Way to go Carey! Great week for Price, well deserved.

  16. Hobie Hansen says:

    Price is absolutely spectacular! I think all the haters who bashed him should choose a new team now! Well, maybe we’ll forgive you and Red Fisher. Everybody makes mistakes.

  17. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    UGHHHH I just read Todd’s article to see what all the fuss was about….makes me wanna retch. Todd “knew” Price would have a GOOD YEAR????? and I see that now that Price is no longer an easy target he has shifted to shitting on Johnathan Duhamel. Jack Todd should get a puppy so he can kick it every morning to get his emotions in check before heading off to work. What a dirtbag.

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

  18. Storm Man says:

    What is his deal with calling the Auburn Tigers zeros? Guess Todd the jack… missed watching the game Saturday.

  19. ManApart says:

    Agreed 100%. Make poker a zero then, but don’t bash Duhamel. He did an amazing thing.

  20. habs365 says:

    congrats to carey, star of the week….you’re #1

  21. TommyB says:

    Good post, krob.  I agree.  Go with seven D.  Don’t want to gas Spacek and Hammer this early in the season.  Use PK a little more, as well.

  22. DearyLeary says:

    Yeah, right after the save.  PK said something and Pricey giggled! 

  23. habs33 says:

    Stubbs, Hickey, Boone, Mio and Hackel

    Time for a podcast soon? Je pense, oui!


  24. says:

    It is fun to watch.  He’s Leaf/Ontario Lover and it’s almost impossible find anything nice to say about either.

    They Call Me Shane

  25. TommyB says:

    Actually, proved both your point and mine as well 😉   And holy smokes, that Platonic guy is unreal, eh!  What’s that name SeriousFan09 uses?  Dan Chorra?  Yeah, Dan Chorra.  Where would HNIC be without him?

  26. CBrady12 says:

    Well obviously, gambling addiction is a very serious problem for many people but like you said it has nothing to do with Duhamel, and therefore Todd has no reason to write that paragraph nor put him in his zeros of the week…That was my point

  27. krob1000 says:

    looks more like during the Larose save …

  28. says:

    Great Job Canadiens

    Bring on those nasty Flyers!

    They Call Me Shane

  29. krob1000 says:

    I would really like us to dress a 7th dman…I don’t think Gill, Spatchand Hammer can effectively eat the minutes ging to be expected…I wold prefer it if we went 7 d….since our centers and many of our other forwards are all capable two way guys they can fill in periodically and double shift here and there….this way we don’t see 20 minutes a game of HAl Gill, he can be used in situations he is most effecitve…same for Spatch and Hammer…they can match against top units bt get rest in between.

  30. Bryan says:

    Sure was


    The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

  31. CBrady12 says:

    You just proved my point…thanks

  32. CBrady12 says:

    Well that it, hes probably just killing two birds with one stone…Choose at least ONE player on the Habs to compliment, while at the same time shit on the fan base…

  33. TommyB says:

    You are correct, mostly.  Cherry has supported Price in the past, but how much of that was genuine support for Price, and how much was an opprtunity to take shots at Montreal and it’s fans (since many Habs fans were not treating Price very kindly at the time)?  I don’t know.  Perhaps it was, and is, genuine support, but I’m hard to convince when it comes to Cherry.

  34. helluva habs fan says:

    Not much of a Jack Todd fan, but he had a great line about Price: “You have to go through the fire if you want to turn into tempered steel.”

  35. Say Ash says:

    Was that right after the LaRose save?

  36. DearyLeary says:

    O Rly?

    He might be a booster, but he certainly didn’t want to see Price succeed in Montreal.

  37. ManApart says:

    I don’t know, I get his point, even though it has nothing to do with Duhamel. I’m a very serious poker player myself and do well enough to be able to come on here and talk all afternoon (shhhh, taxman will hear lol). A large part of poker is skill, but it takes a lot of work, patience, discipine and self control to become good enough to be a profit player. i’ve seen many, many young guys, think they know what’s up by watching a few TV tournaments and lose a lot of money real fast. A lot more than the ones who become profit players.

  38. fuhgawz says:
    A shining star during his draft year.
    Praised to death
    Acted like ass
    Fell from grace
    Supplanted by a playoff hero and great goalie
    Booed by more fans then show up for Thrasher games
    Started a season facing more pressure then anyone in the entire league
    Playing like the kid who enjoyed the game and the reason he was drafted
    Sweet justice for the man.  now he has to keep it going.
  39. CBrady12 says:

    My thoughts exactly…NO NO it’s not the fault of the person who gambles all of his money away, nor is it the government and corporations who shove gambling ads down our throat every 5 minutes, it’s the fault of a 23 year old who just won the biggest prize in a SKILL game

  40. CBrady12 says:

    Actually, Cherry has always been a fan of Price and has pumped his tires on several occasion…But I agree with everything you said

  41. rocketsglare says:

    Well deserved honor. Here’s to many more.


    Go Habs Go!

  42. TommyB says:

    How can anyone not be very happy for Price right now?  Well deserved recognition.  Of course, there are those who are not quite so pleased.  Don Cherry being one of them.  When they showed video of Price Saturday night, after the laffs loss, Cherry quickly tried to brush it aside and snidely referred to Price, or the Habs, or the Habs fans, as “frontrunners now”.  It was not meant as a compliment.  I have begun to really enjoy watching Cherry, and the puppet sitting on his knee (Maclean) this year.  It’s actually tons of fun to watch them struggle to try to find something positive about the laffs game, while downplaying anything Montreal has achieved.  It used to annoy me, but now I realize just how much it irks those two jackasses.  So it’s turned into just plain fun.

  43. shiram says:

    Wow talk about out-dated values and putting the blame on a kid for no reason.
    So Jonathan Duhamel is a zero because he won the WSOP and now that might inspire kids to try to poker? Well the poker thing has been popular for years now, so dont blame it on the kid!

    And poker is not a sport, ok no one said it was?

    Poutine, the perfect trio, on any line.

  44. CBrady12 says:

    Is there a worse example for Canadian kids than Jonathan Duhamel, winner of the World Series of This-Is-Not-a-Sport Poker? Families hit by the gambling disease must cringe every time this guy’s name is mentioned. …

    Read more:

    Pure Bullshit as usual…

  45. ManApart says:

    Why would he do that? Because it’s poker?

  46. ManApart says:

    Good for Price. He had a ton of pressure coming into the season, and so far has answered the bell and then some. Keep it up and take those bastard Flyers down. If he continues like this all year, even I can forget about the little Slovak being traded lol.

  47. CBrady12 says:

    Man I hate Jack Todd…Johnathan Duhamel achieves something no Canadian ever has, winning the World Series of Poker, and does it with class and was very humble throughout the whole thing, so much so that hes set to donate $100,000 to the Canadiens Childrens Foundation…yet TODD puts him in his Zeros of the week…If I saw this guy in the street I would punch him right in the Kisser…

  48. SeriousFan09 says:

    Fired for a terrible ownership and the continuing legacy of Mike Milbury, he’ll get more work later on, Scotty Bowman couldn’t make much out of that roster.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  49. 24 Cups says:

    The Islanders fire their head coach.

  50. madcap_habsfan says:

    Congrats Price! 😀 definetly well deserved



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

  51. krob1000 says:


    It seems they have confirmed he is out next game……get that journalist an award already will ya!

  52. matraque says:

    Carey! Carey! Carey!


    Canadien en 5!
    Never go Full Retard

  53. HABSsince92 says:

    Way to go Carey! The first month and a hlaf has been awesome, let’s keep it going against Philly.


    Been a Habs fan since I was in 2nd grade and sat behind Patrick Roy at the Aud.

  54. Kooch7800 says:

    Nice for Price.  he has earned it.

    Anyone looking for a good read on Colin Campbell:;_ylt=AvP_Plp8cQgHg6XPxqjQn2BShgM6?urn=nhl-285531

    Not sure if someone has posted already but is pretty timely considering Avery didn’t get suspended for his sucker punch yesterday.  That is the kind of stuff that gives hockey a bad name.  He also didn’t get suspended for his ankle slash on Komisarek earlier this year.  That slash was worse than Cammy’s.

  55. The Juice says:

    Nice selections…anyone still think the West is the better conference??

  56. habsfanonthewestcoast says:

    Apparently, he doesn’t need anyone’s help to look like a clown.

  57. SeriousFan09 says:

    Well he had to BS something since Price is making him look like a clown.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  58. Mattyleg says:

    Amazingness. Wayda go Pricey. Keep ‘er up after the All-Stiff break and we’ll be in clover.

    Interesting to see that Markov’s injury is to his lower body.

    Ahhhhh! And there I was, thinking it was his clavichord.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  59. habsfanonthewestcoast says:

    and Jack Turd find a way to insult Habs fans again by saying we all wanted Saku out of town. What an idiot. And he’s getting paid to constantly write that crap.

  60. CP31 says:

    I wonder how many “tweets” Allan Walsh is getting as we speak?!?!?! LOL!!! I couldn’t help but add to it…………..I’m still waiting for my “you’ve been blocked by @walsha” tweet.

    Attaboy CP!!


  61. Mikey_39 says:

    I disagree.  It’s not just the team that’s playing better.  Price has taken his game to a ”whole nova level” that none of us have seen from him before.  

  62. nickster13 says:

    sorry dude, its about making the big save at the big time, he didnt do that last year, but he’s doing it right now, and the players around him can see that too

  63. Corio says:

    Way to go Carey!  We knew you could do it bro!

  64. avatar_58 says:

    ….Oh what, am I supposed to be surprised? Did you guys not see his games last year? Vs teams like the sharks? The difference is his team doesn’t fold in the last 10 minutes, which they did all the time last year.

    As has been stated his save % and GAA isn’t that different. He’s always been a star.

  65. Danno says:

    Hey now. Be nice. He did graduate with honours after all.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  66. likehoy says:

    add Red Fisher into the loop for the Carey Price haters!

    Carey has yet to be blown out this season, (surprisingly) and has played well…hopefully he keeps it up for the rest of his career.

    – I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!

  67. VancouverHab says:

    Jack Todd writes “I thought Price would have a good season, not a great season.”

    Does he think that we can neither read nor remember?

    Mr. Todd further writes “Price’s legion of fans despise your MMQB at least as much as they hate Jaroslav Halak.”

    Does anyone remember Carey Price’s advocates here in the goaltending debate last year — any of them — saying that they hated Jaro Halak? I don’t. But I do remember William Blake (and I paraphrase) writing that “As the air is to a bird or the sea to a fish, so is hate to the hateful.” Bis interimitur qui suis armis perit, Mr. Todd.

  68. joeybarrie says:

    OH yes JOKE TODD… YOU KNEW CAREY PRICE WOULD HAVE A GOOD SEASON….. One of his last articles:

    ‘When Carey Price reacted like a deer in the headlights to the first shot he faced in his first exhibition game last week, you could feel a little tremor go through this town.

    When he followed that up by surrendering a total of 10 goals on 39 shots over his first two starts, that tremor might have registered on a few seismographs.

    True, it’s only the exhibition season. The games are meaningless and so are most of the performances. But with Price, you want to see some confidence. You want to see some saves. You want to see something, anything, to prove that Pierre Gauthier didn’t make the biggest blunder in 15 years when he dealt Jaroslav Halak to St. Louis.’


    ‘If it was a blunder on a par with the Patrick Roy trade’


    ‘Gauthier had one and he threw him away, all for a “thoroughbred” who has not come close to living up to his potential.’


    ‘If you thought things were going to be different with Gauthier in charge, you were wrong. It didn’t take long for Bob Lite to prove that where Price is concerned, he drank the Kool-Aid.’

    ‘Carey Price? I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t believe he has the right stuff.’



    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  69. says:

    I’m as big a Price fan as they come.  But I never once complained when Jaro outplayed Carey.


    I did complain when Jaro’s agent from right outta left field started the tweets.

    Once you complain to management, you’re as good as gone.  I can’t remember one single event where when players or agents complain to management that that player stayed.  Hockey Business 101.

    Over the summer I was hoping one of the goalies would be moved, just turns out that the goalie I like most was protected, and the other…..well it just doesn’t matter now.

    As for Todd.  Who cares.

    They Call Me Shane

  70. nick says:

    Every almost every other journalist in town goes with “You know I apologize, I was wrong about Price”…

    It’s a nice way to show a little humility to their readers… But not our Jack Todd… Nope, Whats Todd do? Just assumes anyone who reads his article is a total @#$%& idiot with no recollection what so ever.


  71. dimitrib says:

    how come I could still hear those Halak belly achers moaning over this?

  72. habaddict_andy says:

    He is living up to what is expected of him so far.  It’s not like he is a surprise performer or one year wonder.  I’m one of those who knew he had the talent to be good.  The only surprise is that he is playing super great right now.


    Scott Gomez to Montreal Media “You’re a pain in the neck, but you’re our pain in the neck.”

  73. shootdapuck says:

    Re: Toad

    Did you expect anything else?

    Toad is a lowlife who uses his access to the Gazette to further his personal vendettas through unbridled arrogance!

    In his own mind he is the “be all and end all” on any topic he chooses.



    “The three stars as selected by Red Fisher of the Montreal Star:
    1st star: Henri Richard
    2nd Star: Doug Harvey
    3rd Star: Jacques Plante

    Final score Detroit Red Wings 5 Montreal Canadiens 3”

  74. habaddict_andy says:

    I read all those quotes before the season started.  It was one of those moments where I wanted to scream “Shut up and wait for the puck to drop”.


    Scott Gomez to Montreal Media “You’re a pain in the neck, but you’re our pain in the neck.”

  75. SmartDog says:

    Woah.  Heady stuff.

    But thanks for pointing out why Todd is such an ass.  I’ve never really read the guy so didn’t get why people hate him so much.  Now I get it.  He’s a jerk.

  76. habs365 says:

    I have one thing to say to jack todd….suck it….we have our #1 goalie….and the blues have theirs

    The Rocket said so.

  77. SmartDog says:

    I was never “either/or” in the goalie question. But I did like Halak a lot and was frustrated by how he was treated in favor of Price and that we let him go after his stellar – absolutely stellar – playoff performance.

    So I have to say that Price’s play has been excellent.  Not only is he more even-tempered, always in position, his reactions are solid, and he seems to be in the flow all game long… but he’s been consistently strong.

    You can’t get down two goals against Price and expect to win.  That’s something that we haven’t had in a long time.  A consistently stingy goalie.  Nothing in the league is more valuable.  Pricey really has made my day lately and I hope he keeps it up.


  78. matmacat says:

    I hate when people say they knew Price had it in him, that he would have a great season, etc… The truth is that we don’t know what’s different but that he’s playing good right now. Can we all stop the gypsy jibber-jabber? I’m just saying that to get my opinion out. I know that jibber-jabber is what this site is all about, so it’s all good.

  79. Matt_in_TO says:



    – In Price We Trust

  80. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …First: Todd = Opportunistic Bottom-feeder

    …Second: Habs Futures, by Robert Rice; …Where the Heck is it Robert ?

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  81. SmartDog says:

    I don’t know about jibber-jabber but in all honesty I need to point out that you have the biggest mouth on the site.

    Please don’t eat me for saying so.

  82. SeriousFan09 says:

    Boone has it but he has a day job so it’s up to him when it goes up as he has to double-check it. I guess he wants to check it for hidden land mines in the text like ‘Suck It XtraHabsFan and Everlasting, Price rules’ and ‘All Comments made indicate support of SF09 taking over Habs I/0 in a coup’


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  83. Propwash says:

    Personally, I think Price should be given some slack if he has an off night.

  84. Lazarus_taxa says:

    Riiiight.  And all of your posts are soooo enlightening. I’m soooo sick of reading your dog%?&* that litters this site.  I try to block it out, but sometimes when I’m not looking, I step right in it. 

  85. fuhgawz says:

    it is bound to happen

  86. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …Todd only stated the obvious that Carey’s ‘tempered-steel’ persona was forged by His trials and tribulations

    …to accomplish what Carey did before arriving in the NHL, in Junior, the World Junior Gold Medal, and the AHL, One knew this was a skilled, driven, proud, and highly competitive person …otherwise He would have long-ago melted and disappeared once His Achilles was found at at least one of those levels

    …when He arrived in the-big-show of Montreal, and it’s hedonistic temptations, He did allow the bright-lights blind Him to His priorities

    …yet, the underlying things about Carey, …His exceptional native skill as an athlete/goalie, exceptional self-pride, focus, steely-determination, and importantly His ‘love-of-the-game’, …all of which You KNEW were still under-the-surface of this charismatic young Man, …would in-time, sooner rather than later, re-appear

    …and, it has

    …there may be still dips to expect in the road along the way …but, I believe We should never underestimate Carey’s abilities to get back on track

    …I believe Carey Price is ‘a winner’

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  87. twilighthours says:

    I think this Colin-Campbell-with-a-personal-vendetta story is scary and really important.  I hope it doesn’t die down like the Burrows-Auger story.  


  88. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …was hoping to start My day with Habs Futures this morning …hope Mike recovers from His hang-over soon, because I NEED My Habs Futures fix Robert

    …also hope You are soon given a permanent-link on HIO’s header so it’s available at any time …and You can update with any breaking news

    …but, I guess Mike is still counting His toes, and Pink Elephants

    …give Him some time to regain conciousness

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  89. Danno says:

    Where’s Jar Jar? Binksy be da masta of a de Jibba Jabba!


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  90. Say Ash says:

    1) you

    2) don’t

    3) like

    4) his

    5) questions?

  91. nick says:

    It needs to get into the major sports networks, although I doubt it will.

    If it does, Bettman will downplay it with a “were doing an internal investigation………. of who leaked the emails”.

    And thats the last we’ll ever hear of it.

  92. says:

    Man, take a look at his avatar and then get a personality.  :)

    Avatar=T-Rex=Biggest Mouth on Site=Your Foot In Mouth

    They Call Me Shane

  93. larisalapointe says:

    Comments since the end of summer.

    -We should get Niemi, he is better than Price

    -We should only pay him a million, he’s not worth more.

    -We should send him to Hamilton.

    -He’s not signing his contract because he’s on strike.

    -Before season opener, he’s not really “sick” just scared.

    -He will never be great in Montreal.

    -He and PG will be gone before the end of the year.

    I’m sure I forgot some. LOL

  94. ZepFan2 says:

    Don’t forget, he didn’t train in the offseason. He rode horses all summer and risked hurting himself by being in the rodeo.

    YEEHAWWWWWWW…yippie ki-yay motha’******



    “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.”

    ~Serge Savard~

  95. rogus says:

    CAREY! CAREY!! CAREY!!! I told you so…

  96. Propwash says:

    Lovin the moxy between Price and PK.;_ylt=AuPBZ0TVlY1ZuuGcB.QqoCUJfwM6?slug=nc-price111310


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  97. SmartDog says:

    Thanks Shane.

    I can see why this guy doesn’t like my posts.  They’re obviously over his head.

    Is the All-Star Game a Joke? Consider that Price isn’t there and Fleury is:
    Fleury’s STATS: |win%: .25|save%: .860|goals/game: 3.23|. In six seasons Fleury has only ONCE had a save % over .912. If he’s an all-star my ass is a hovercraft.

  98. K-hab25 says:

    You know what I hate is when douche bags say I’m a Price fanboy or I’m drinking the kool aid, because I do believe in Carey Price’s abilities. Just because you didn’t believe in the kid, doesn’t mean that I didn’t. So don’t act like you know what everyone else honestly believes.

  99. SmartDog says:

    Uh, his icon is a T. Rex.  You know with the HUGE mouth…

    Anyway, thanks for sharing.  Really charming.

    Spell check is for sissies.

  100. Habscat says:

    Great for the kids confidence (and the team for that matter). Nice to see us getting all of these points in the bank early in the season. With Markov out the road will get tougher, but I think that Carey and team defence will get us through. Go HABS Go!


  101. Psycho29 says:

    MAB is on Team-990…

    He said that the Habs have not called him, but a few other undisclosed teams have. He was close to signing with one of them.

    Also he still has to recoup from ACL surgery and has tests to come…

  102. Fansincebirth says:

    Let’s hope someone signs him before Gauthier loses his minds and inks him to a deal…..

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

  103. shiram says:

    For all the talks about him on here, i still dont see him signing with the Habs.
    The fact that he is recuperating from an injury, and with the Habs letting go of OB you’d think they we’re comfortable with the depth they had in Hamilton as well.

    Poutine, the perfect trio, on any line.

  104. cautiousoptimist says:

    I don’t get the love-in for MAB.  He’s got a great shot and is brutal defensively, which is exactly what people say about Weber.  Given a choice between two similar players, why not go with the younger one who’s already in the system, who’s still developing, and who might actually improve if pushed, rather than the guy who’s shown time and again he’s always going to be a one-trick pony?

    1. – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  105. habfan53 says:

    I hope he signs with one of the undisclosed teams .

  106. Bryan says:

    Woooo Price-berg!


    The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

  107. Propwash says:

    ‘Attaboy Carey!


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  108. SeriousFan09 says:

    Carey’s so good right now they couldn’t invite him to the All-Star Game in fear he’d make all the other goalies look bad :p


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  109. shiram says:

    That and he wasnt about to waste his skills on an exhibition game!

    Poutine, the perfect trio, on any line.

  110. Mike D says:

    Attaboy Pricey!!!!!  Love it!

    – Honestly yours

  111. habsruleworld says:

    way to go Pricey!!! looking awesome!!Look’s like MAB is getting some attention from lightning

    The Tampa Bay Lightning appears to be interested in signing free agent
    defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron, according to a report in Montreal’s La
    It was originally thought
    that the Canadiens might have interested in re-signing Bergeron, who
    played for the Habs last season, but the team hasn’t contacted him.Instead, the Lightning and the Anaheim Ducks are among the
    interested parties

    Bergeron’s agent, Paul Corbeil, told La Presse that the
    Lightning has expressed an interest in his client, but talks have been informal
    and the two sides have not yet discussed terms.

    In 60 games with the Habs last season, Bergeron picked up 13
    goals and 21 assists for 34 points.

  112. Storm Man says:

    What is the deal with the security at Trudeau airport looking all sad. Price is first star of the week, the Habs are playing great, Als are in the east final and Storm is in town till Monday :) Can’t wait to jack some flyers fans on Tuesday. Oh Mike where you hidding at?…… Just joking.

  113. fuhgawz says:

    good job kid!

  114. Say Ash says:

    Can you imagine our PK pouncing on him?

  115. 24 Cups says:

    co – Exactly.  Not to mention that Weber shoots from the right side.

    There also is no upside to MAB.  If Weber shows something, we could always move him during the next few years to bring in another asset or pick (if he’s not part of our long range plans). 

  116. Ian Cobb says:

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  117. Harani says:

    Fantastic week for Price. Great job Carey! 

    “It must be love!”

  118. Hockey Socks says:

    Can Carey Price sweep the monthly Molson Cup this year?

  119. SeriousFan09 says:

    I think Cammy may have an explosive enough month during the season to get it at least once, but it’s entirely possible.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  120. lenny says:

    Jack the a##hole Todd article made me sick, I officially cancelled my subscription to the Gazette today. I advise others to do the same.

  121. gregg says:

    What did he say now?

  122. Danno says:

    Todd has become incredible,unbearable and unreadable.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  123. NightRyder says:

    His job is to elicit reaction.

    He is an epic tool, a coward and it would appear a borderline moron, but he is good at his job.

  124. adam76 says:

    Here is a solution – don’t read his articles.  I for one like his take, its refreshing.

  125. adam76 says:

    also – made you sick, thats a little dramatic – don;t you think?

  126. habaddict_andy says:

    So does this officially bury the debate between Halak and Price?  Now let’s talk about the trade of Tenderness and Pouliot.  Tenderness has 3 G and 3 A.  Pouliot? 5 G and 4 A and he is playing in the 3rd line.  A steal?  Looking like it now.


    Scott Gomez to Montreal Media “You’re a pain in the neck, but you’re our pain in the neck.”

  127. avatar_58 says:

    The complaining, she ends!

  128. HardHabits says:

    Michaël Bournival has 1 more point than Louis Leblanc in the Q.

  129. HabsFansince49 says:


    Never did like tenderness as you call him. Nor Komisarek; we did well in both trades

    I don’t pretend to be an expert; just a die-hard Habs fan passing my opinion

  130. adam76 says:

    The debate will last for years.  While I am happy Price is finally playing to his “potential”, I still feel Halak is a better netminder.  

  131. NightRyder says:

    You’re kidding about the Price/Halak thing, right?

    One bad game from Price and the engines will rev up all over again.

  132. Mr.Hazard says:

    Good for him! It’s nice to see him consistent!

  133. HabsFansince49 says:

    It’s time to put the questioning of the trade to rest…for good. I was one of the doubters and I was wrong. Price is the man! So Jack Todd, give it up…and the many other experts and die-hard fans.

    Go Habs…

    I don’t pretend to be an expert; just a die-hard Habs fan passing my opinion

  134. Danno says:

    As Boone once said…



    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  135. NightRyder says:

    If you were one of the doubters, does this mean you’ll be taping up your ankles and leaping off the wagon if he goes into a slump?

  136. adam76 says:

    After 2 months, are you kidding?  You sound like Leaf fans after the 4 and 1 start.


    I’m very positive about the future – but lots can happen.

  137. matraque says:

    It’s a bad deal…  Until Eller proves himself, it’s a bad deal.

    It has nothing to do with Halak vs Price…. It’s what we got in return for Halak the problem.


    Canadien en 5!
    Never go Full Retard

  138. lenny says:

    lets not forget a draft dodger as well:)

  139. NightRyder says:

    If you read between the lines, I did indeed reference that!

  140. habaddict_andy says:

    Both trades?  I thought we just didn’t sign Komisorry.  But hey it’s a joyfull week in the habs land.


    Scott Gomez to Montreal Media “You’re a pain in the neck, but you’re our pain in the neck.”

  141. dh says:

    I thought that he was one of the only ones that we offered to sign and he just blew us off for a couple of extra bucks with the laffs.  He belongs in Toronto IMO.

  142. habaddict_andy says:

    That’s why I now combine his name with his sorry a**.


    Scott Gomez to Montreal Media “You’re a pain in the neck, but you’re our pain in the neck.”

  143. habs001 says:

    markov was just starting to get into stride…his loss will really hurt our offensive production…with only pk really adding back end support for the forwards scoring will be a problem…we need another skating d who has some offensive skills

  144. Habifornia says:

    The kid has been a stud at every level he has played so far… not just a passenger on those teams either, but one of the main pillars of those teams. So why is anyone surprised that he’s now starting to dominate at the NHL level? He had to go through a steep learning experience, which was made more difficult because he was thrown into the fire at an early age, in Montreal of all places! Yet he still has better numbers at his age than most of the “greats” did at theirs. So it was just a matter of time before he imposed himself at this level.

    He’s got all of the tools, the size, the skill and the mobility… now he’s learning how to put all of those things together along with the confidence in himself… I’m excited to one day look back and say “I watched Price develop into another one of our greats!”


    “Mr Gainey, you will not regret picking me”.
    – PK Subban

  145. careyprice says:

    Could not have said it any better myself!

    Price is only 23 years old, and already has 3 full seasons under his belt, not to mention he has faced challenges that most goalies won’t face until they are 30.

    Carey has a 70-53-19 record, 2.67 GAA, .913 SV%, and 6 career shutouts. If anyone has any doubts that he is the real deal just take a look at those numbers.

  146. careyprice says:

    What is everyone talking about when they are referring to Jack Todd? Can someone fill me in please and thank you!

  147. SmartDog says:

    I didn’t get this either.  But I’ve asked the question too and am getting that while other sports writers tend to research their stuff and put out thoughtful and informative articles with an injnection of occaissional AUTHENTIC personal views and insight, Todd just fires out dramatic stuff for the sake of being dramatic, and typically stuff that has already been chewed to death.  So in other words, he might right now be writing an article about how frail Markov is or how few games he’s played, simply because this would stir the (already over-done) pot.  Whereas it’s less likely you’d get a largely sensationalist article like that from Boone et al, or if they did write such an article it would be balanced not inflamatory.  Todd says stuff any drunk in a bar might say – and for the same reason, to get attention.  It’s writing, but not the kind of writing we want.


  148. careyprice says:

    It may only be 2 months, but comparing Price to Halak isn’t going to bring Jaroslav back. Fact is Price is the #1 guy, and Jaro is the #1 for St. Louis. There is no sense in comparing the two anymore, it is time to move on and stand behind Carey. Management chose Price over Halak for a reason, and Carey is proving to everyone exactly why they did.

  149. adam76 says:

    I can;t disagree.

  150. Jordio-oh says:

    I don’t think he sounds like Leafs fans at all.

    For one, its now a quarter of the way into the season, and not just 4 games. Secondly, Price has shown that he can play as well as he is now, so there’s justification in the optimism. The leafs haven’t recently (in the last 5 years) shown that they could play at the level that would make their good start seem legit.

    I’m interested to watch as your comments flip flop over the year as Carey has 5-7 good starts (or more) for every one of his less than average starts.

    ” I’ll admit I was wrong, Carey has played well so far”

    ” oh I knew it, he’s weak between the ears and doesn’t work hard enough. We should have kept Halak”

    The problem in here is people either are not consistent with their views, or they like to hide out when they’re being proven wrong, and then bust out with 6 posts in an hour when they are right. Actually, the whole idea of “i was right, i told you so” is so prevalent that its driven away some of our better posters (ie. Chris).

  151. SLONCOLD says:

    well lets remember that goalies are over rated really and you need a team to win games and goalies can’t score goals lol

    keep it up carey!!!!


  152. nick says:

    While I’ll be the first one to praise Price, and throw it in the face of my fellow coworkers who have all named their unborn children after Halak… We’re hardly a quarter in to the season… Lets not all get too high on any of MTL’s players. Gotta keep a level head and expect a few ups and downs the road 😉

  153. nick says:

    Considering Eller is a young forward working to find a spot for himself.

    Schultz is still in the AHL.

    In my opinion its a little premature to be criticizing what MTL got in return for Halak. Until Eller and Schultz have established themselves on the team we really have no idea what the return of the Halak deal is worth.

  154. habs365 says:

    the only way to find out if Eller is good or gonna be good….put him with two good scoring wingers on a regular basis and we’ll all find out….not 3rd and 4th line….that’s for crashers and bangers….if JM is gonna keep him on those two lines….than don’t judge the trade…. you maybe way off when he goes to another team….how’d you like to put him on a line with crosby and malkin for starters, maybe you’re criticizing would end.

  155. CharlottetownHabbies says:

    What if the deal with St. Louis was the best deal out there?

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